Melinda Keen is an author, and middle school teacher. Her published works included Mud in My Heart (2007) and Low Oxalate Fresh and Fast Cookbook (2015).
Mud in My Heart, a young adult novel, drew upon some of her own experiences while living in the Philippines. Her first cookbook, Low Oxalate Fresh and Fast Cookbook grew out of her love of cooking and the desire to help others prepare a variety of fresh and healthy low oxalate meals. Her experience with chronic illness and research on the potential ill effects of oxalates in foods led her to evaluate and rework her recipes which transformed her own life and health.
Melinda is a wife, mother, grandmother and educator presently living in Tennessee.